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Leitholm Cottage

Leitholm, Scottish Borders

This three bedroom period cottage has a lovely vibe opening up into a bright open plan living space, ideally placed for busy active stays or a calming change of pace.

Leitholm Cottage

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Overview

This three bedroom period cottage has a lovely vibe opening up into a bright open plan living space, ideally placed for busy active stays or a calming change of pace.

Nature-inspired artworks and furnishings by local artisan producers

Drawing inspiration from the Border heartlands and its proximity to the heritage coast, it features nature-inspired artworks and furnishings by local artisan producers all presented in a fresh modern style.

There is a spacious open plan living space where you can curl up on rich wool throws in front of the cosy woodburner on out-of-season days, or in the warmer months you can throw open bi-folding doors for that fresh summer feeling where everyone can gather for a leisurely brunch.

The bedrooms draw on a simple colour palette with soft textiles and period pieces which warm and enhance the space. There is a large fully enclosed garden with a sunny open aspect which leads down to a network of country walks around the surrounding area.

The village pub is known for its warmth and hospitality and sits just a two minute walk from the cottage where you can pick up your morning newspaper along with freshly baked rolls and scones, or in the evening perhaps stop in for some tasty home cooking and a rather perfect pint of local craft beer.

15% low occupancy discount available for parties of two guests making use of one bedroom during low and mid seasons.

Property details

Ground floor

Porch with hanging and storage space for outdoor gear.

Sitting room with two large sofas, wood burning stove with initial supply of logs, TV with Freeview and DVD player, Sonos Play 1 Bluetooth sound system, selection of books, games and DVDs.

Dining area with table and seating for six with bi-folding patio doors which leads to a patio and large lawned garden.

Kitchen with ceramic hob, grill and double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, large integrated fridge/freezer.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC.

Bedroom one is front facing with 5’ king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe.

First floor

Bedroom two is rear facing with views over the garden, zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Bedroom three is rear facing with views over the garden, 4'6 double bed, built-in cupboard with hanging space, side storage, small sofa.

Outside

Large fully enclosed lawned garden with patio area. Garden furniture and charcoal barbecue are provided for outside dining.

Secure shed for storage of cycles and outdoor gear.

Parking

There is on-street parking outside the cottage or at the village hall nearby.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are provided.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome at Leitholm Cottage. Dogs are strictly not allowed in the bedrooms, on carpeted areas or on the furniture. Dogs must be cleaned and dried before entering the cottage and we kindly ask that guests clean up after their dogs in the cottage and the garden. Guests must also bring their own dog beds/cages and bowls.

Guest amenities

Towels are provided for guests along with toiletries from the Highland Soap Company. A hairdryer is supplied. Beds are made up with duck and down duvets and pillows but a hypoallergenic option can be supplied on request.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Free Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is reasonable dependent on the network.

Heating

Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs. Additional logs can be supplied at a small charge. Mains gas heating throughout.

Guest privacy

This is a semi-detached cottage which sits on the Main Street in the village of Leitholm. While there are properties on either side, the rear garden is private and is not overlooked.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Newton Cottage, sleeping 2. The properties are both in Leitholm village and are a short distance apart.

Location

As well as lunches and evening meals, the village pub serves coffee and cake as well as freshly made takeaway pizzas, or the fish and chip van comes to the village on a Wednesday night and comes highly recommended.

The quaint market town of Coldstream sits just 6 miles from Leitholm where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, fruit and veg shop, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions. The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local designers; or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories before coffee and cake at the charmingly named ‘Mad Hatter’ nearby.

A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles),or picturesque Kelso (9 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.

For eating out, the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (3.5 miles) or the Inn at Allanton (9 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings. Alternatively the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (7 miles) is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

Activities

For general recreation and walking, The Hirsel Estate and Country Park at Coldstream is a gem of a spot sitting just on the edge of Coldstream with artisan workshops, a small museum, cosy tearoom and lovely waymarked walks around the lake and through estate parkland. In springtime, acres of snowdrops and daffodils blanket the grounds, and The Dundock Path is particularly stunning in late May or early June when the rhododendrons and azaleas burst into glorious colour. The woodland and riverside trails are wonderful in all seasons with an abundance of bird-watching and wildlife spotting opportunities including otters, kingfisher and over 170 different bird species.

For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops.

Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.

 

Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"Great holiday. The owner is wonderful – cottage, hamper and personally, so kind and welcoming. Interesting and beautiful area to explore, with lots of different things to do."

Ms Woodham

"We had a very good week despite the mixed weather. Leitholm Cottage was lovely, very comfortable and well equipped, and a delicious welcome pack. The owner was very kind, returning something I had left behind and wouldn’t allow me to pay the postage. We didn’t need to trouble her with anything, but I’m sure it would have been dealt with swiftly. We will certainly look at your properties when we next return to the northeast. Many thanks."

Gard family

"Efficient and friendly booking service. Amazing cottage. Welcome basket was incredible - homemade cake, prosecco, biscuits, chocolate, oat cakes, etc. Leitholm Cottage is one of the most comfortable and well equipped holiday homes we've rented. Huge, comfy bed with beautiful linen, cozy lounge with log burner for cold evenings but also a lovely sunny garden with excellent furniture. Perfect!"

Alyson Connell

"Very enjoyable stay over New Year!  Welcome pack, eggs and meringues delicious, thanks.  Cottage was so warm and cosy, spotlessly clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped.  Thanks Katie."  

Chris & Maggie Watson

"Dear Katie, thank you so much for letting us stay in your absolutely beautiful home from home cottage.  A big thanks for all the delicious local goodies and your delicious banana loaf.  Yummy!  Lots to do in this very interesting, scenic part of Scotland and Northumberland.  We would definitely like to return and explore more.  Thanks again."  

Jones Family

"We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was v well equipped and it was reassuring to know the owner was there if we needed anything but also not obtrusive. The welcome hamper was good and we will be recommending it."

Mrs Hampton

"Had a lovely week in your very well-equipped cottage.  Nice retreat in the rain!  Loved the hamper!  Did loads – even feeding the very tame seals off Eyemouth Harbour.  Loads to do in this area.  Floors Castle.  Garden is a real treat.  Had a wonderful time!"  

Hampton Family & Wilson the Dog

"Lovely week in your beautiful cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed trips to local places but particularly loved the wonderful garden. Hopefully we will be back."

Lambert Family with Alfie the Dog

"We certainly did enjoy our stay at Leitholm Cottage. The owner had left an absolutely superb welcome hamper. It was also lovely to have the Christmas tree. The cottage was well equipped and clean and the towels were lovely and fluffy."

Wallace family

"We have had a lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage. Everything was absolutely spot on! Thank you so much to the owner for the delicious cake and jam, it was all gobbled up very quickly. Hope to return some time soon."

Rutherford family

"As always we had a perfect stay at The Cottage, Leitholm. It is beautiful inside and has everything needed to make a comfortable stay. Very generous welcome hamper and the garden is just lovely. We would definitely go back."

Clark family

"Thank you so much for the lovely, warm welcome – we feel completely spoiled and well rested. We loved spotting the stars in the garden in the evening."

Egner family

"Loved the cottage. Had a lovely New Year’s break. The welcome pack was much appreciated. The beach recommendations were spot on and your cottage is absolutely gorgeous. Everything we could have needed we had! Thank you. Loved it."

Rosser family

"We stayed at Leitholm Cottage nr Coldstream for 4 days. We usually do beach holidays but thought we'd try country for a change - we are so glad we did. The cottage is immaculate with lovely finishing touches and a welcome pack. So nice of the owner - who is very friendly and helpful - thank you for the wonderful home made lemon drizzle cake too! There is also a huge enclosed garden which is beautifully landscaped which was lovely to sit in and relax dogs loved it too! The local pub the Plough sold lovely food and we had an amazing Sunday lunch there. There is not much apart from the pub in the village although the locals are extremely friendly. It was a great base to explore the local area - we will definitely be back"

Hunter-Hughes family

"Just to thank you for a wonderful stay in the Borders. The cottage was lovely. We met the owner as well; a lovely, friendly person. We will be back again."

Wade family

"We were greeted by a fabulous welcome pack with a delicious home cooked cake and everything you need on arrival. I would highly recommend this cottage with lots of home comforts and a beautiful large garden for the children to play in. The surrounding area was very pretty and fantastic beaches just a short car journey away."

Ross family

"We had a wonderful stay at Leitholm Cottage last week. The owner has thought of everything and we received the most amazing welcome hamper. The info at the cottage was well presented in the true ‘Crabtree & Crabtree’ style! This was our 3rd cottage we have booked with Crabtree & Crabtree. The communication was excellent and the website format/photos and customer info online are very informative & helpful. We loved the location of Leitholm, so near the coast & lots of beautiful sights & walks with our dog. We would have no hesitation booking through you again, we know we can trust the level of service you provide."

Harrison family
Location In the village of Leitholm - 6 miles from Coldstream.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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I love to cook, bake and forage and share the results with my guests – anything from cakes and bread to hedgerow cordials and perhaps some sloe gin or homemade cider! The little things we love...
"I love to cook, bake and forage and share the results with my guests – anything from cakes and bread to hedgerow cordials and perhaps some sloe gin or homemade cider!"
Katie, owner of Leitholm Cottage